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Carey professor, Dr. Julie May, pens cookbook

Dr. Julie May, an associate professor of biological sciences at William Carey University and a food blogger, recently published a cookbook, Menu Musings of a Modern American Mom, through Indigo River Publishing. The full-color cookbook, published in October, is 342 pages in length and contains 152 recipes. The book offers interactive features, with each recipe […] [...]

Health workers recognized

Longtime Mississippi State Department of Health employee Ann Jackson has been awarded the Carol Pozsik TB Nurse Award by The National Tuberculosis Controllers’ Association and the TB Educator of the Year award by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. These national awards recognize Jackson’s accomplishments and efforts to eliminate tuberculosis in Mississippi. The Carol […] [...]

Lyles named new dean at Alcorn State

Alcorn State University School of Agriculture, Research, Extension and Applied Sciences in Lorman has added Dr. Ivory W. Lyles as interim dean and director of land-grant programs. Lyles arrives with administrative and leadership experience from previous assignments in higher education. As a resource developer and supervisor of finances at the University of Arkansas, he raised […] [...]

Baker Donelson lawyers recognized

by Published: January 16,2015

Tags: Baker Donelson, Mid-South Super Lawyers

Eighty-seven attorneys with Baker Donelson have been named to the 2014 edition of Mid-South Super Lawyers. A total of 21 of the Firm’s Mississippi attorneys were named to the list: Sheryl Bey, Jason R. Bush, Michael T. Dawkins, James K. Dossett Jr., Brooks Eason, Stephen C. Edds, Barry W. Ford, Davis Frye, Robert E. Hauberg […] [...]

Leaf Foundation honorees

The Leaf Foundation recently announced its 2014-15 award winners. The following community activists were honored during The Leaf Foundation Pageant held recently at Hattiesburg High School. Nedra Allgood, Dr. Kesia Pope – Volunteers of the Year: Allgood is a Gulf Coast representative on the Leaf Foundation’s Board of Directors.  Responsible for fundraising and special projects, […] [...]

Jackson State University band director honored

by Published: January 16,2015

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Jackson State University Band Director Dowell Taylor is being honored as a 2014 Mississippi Humanities Teacher Award winner. The assistant professor of music and director of The Sonic Boom of the South marching band gave a speech recently in recognition of the Mississippi Humanities Council award. “It’s up to us to keep artistic expression alive,” […] [...]

Belhaven alum gains arts grant

by Published: January 16,2015

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Stephanie Miracle was awarded a U.S. Fulbright Research Grant to study dance in Germany. This prestigious grant enables her to spend a year at Folkwang University, studying the lineage and legacy of Pina Bausch. Bausch is one of Germany’s most influential choreographers of the 20th century and his dance company, Tanztheater Wuppertal, is world-renown. Dancers […] [...]

New legislation could strip benefits from public officials

by Published: January 14,2015

Tags: Business, Greg Haney, Mississippi, NEWS

JACKSON — New legislation pending in the Mississippi House of Representatives will require that state and local public employees who are convicted of or plead guilty to any type of public corruption to forfeit their public retirement benefits, according to a press release from the House of Representatives. Rep. Greg Haney, in sponsoring House Bill 31, […] [...]

U.S. Treasury Department awards Mississippi more than $4.4 million in state small business credit initiative funds

The U.S. Treasury Department has awarded Mississippi more than $4.4 million in State Small Business Credit Initiative funds, which will be disbursed by the Mississippi Development Authority. The funds will assist the state’s small businesses with accessing the capital needed to grow and create jobs. To date, more than $13 million in SSBCI funds have […] [...]

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